Category: Better Writing

The Writing Edge for Business Writers: 11/23/18

  |   Better Writing

You’re a businessperson. You may not think of yourself as a writer, but you know that writing well can boost your results and your career. Naturally, you want to do better. Even though writing and storytelling and blogging and SEO aren’t your day job, you want to do them better. You need to get the most value you  »  Read More

The Writing Edge for Business Writers: 11/2/18

  |   Better Writing

You’re a businessperson. You may not think of yourself as a writer, but you know that writing well can boost your results and your career. Naturally, you want to do better. Even though writing and storytelling and blogging and SEO aren’t your day job, you want to do them better. You need to get the most value you  »  Read More

What proofreading software can and can’t do

  |   Better Writing

I was lucky to have great editors early in my career. They did what you expect editors to do, they took my copy and made it better, but they did more. They saw their job as coaching me to become a better writer. The first couple of times that Jon asked me to “come around here,” to his side of the desk, I was angry and  »  Read More

Better Writing: Creativity is a Doing Discipline

  |   Better Writing

There’s a dangerous myth going around. It says some people are creative and the rest of us are not. It says creativity is a magical gift you can’t improve on. Wrong and wrong again! Human Beings Are Creative Getting good ideas is the core activity of creativity. The good news is that every human being with a brain gets  »  Read More

Ever wonder why you get good ideas in the shower?

  |   Better Writing

“Everyone who has ever taken a shower has had a good idea.” ~ Robert Tucker People smile when I quote that line from Robert Tucker. Everyone knows that if you take a shower, you will have a good idea. If you understand why, you can identify other situations where you’re likely to be creative. Showers have three  »  Read More

← Older Posts